One popular idea right now is that 2019 will be the year that actively managed funds trump passive funds. It sounds good, says John Stepek. But it’s nonsense. Here’s why.
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Evelyn Waugh’s novel about journalism warns investors against creating their own realities, says Matthew Partridge.
Studies show that shares in family-owned companies tend to outperform the wider market. But how do you identify the ones most likely to succeed? Matthew Partridge investigates.
People are living longer than ever before – and the old are starting to behave as if they are merely middle-aged. Therein lies opportunity, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Theresa May appears to have agreed a Brexit deal with Europe, but the odds of getting MPs to sign off on it look slim. John Stepek looks at what that could mean for your money.
When investing in funds, it’s worth choosing boutique firms whose managers invest along with the clients. And an investment trust is nothing but a mini boutique, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
No-one likes selling at a loss. That includes board members. So when directors swallow a loss, it’s bad news.